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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

For the last two decades, the University of Brighton has made significant contributions to research into key social, political and environmental concerns that constitute twenty-first century lives. From investigating spaces of authority, activism and protest, to examining embodied politics and practices of access, property rights and citizenship, our human geography staff and PhD students are leading research at the intersections of society, space and environment.

Much of our work takes a critical approach to grounded and material realities and seeks to define and address a range of transformative agendas. Research by human geography-focused staff and PhD students in our Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics and our Society, Space and Environment Research and Enterprise Group is being used, for example, to examine sexual and gendered inequalities and live abilities, biopolitics and migration, affect theory, deindustrialisation, emergent theorisations of the commons in relation to new social movements, and political ecologies of enclosure and resource extractivism across a range of geographical contexts.

Recent and current PhD students have been successful in obtaining studentships covering both fees and living costs through the University of Brighton’s involvement in the AHRC techne and the ESRC SCDTP programmes.

Our Human Geography PhD students have gone on to a variety of different roles following the successful completion of their research. These include academic posts as lecturers and postdoctoral research assistants at the University of Brighton and elsewhere, plus research roles in, for example, the water industry. Many have gone on to management positions in related areas such as directing an events and education not-for-profit consultancy focused on global citizenship and diversity, working with funding agencies in the UK and internationally.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,464per year

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University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Courses are designed to develop the knowledge, skills, personal attributes and related experiences you’ll need to start or develop or your career.
You’d be joining a community of around 2,900 international and EU students at Brighton.
Eligible students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 71 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    90 45%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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